"Krasnodar, capitol of Kuban is a beautiful "gift"" Top 5 Page for this destination Krasnodar by Pavlik_NL

Krasnodar Travel Guide: 78 reviews and 170 photos

Setllement of Kozaks grows out to a millions-city

Krasnodar (means something like "Beautiful Gift") used to be called Ekaterinodar, as it was given by tsarina Kathrin the Great to the Kozaks that conquered the Kuban-region in the name of Russia (against the Osmanic Turks that roamed the lands here). Since then Krasnodar has grown to be a city of almost a million inhabitants and one of the agricultural capitols of the whole of Russia as for the furtile (black) soil and climatological prosporous environment in the Kuban lowlands.

Connecting point of various cultures

The town borders on the Kuban river and (on the other riverbank) the autonome province of Adegia. This is actually the first of somewhat foreign influences within the Russian culture. Many Adegyans work in Krasnodar and add their specific flavour. More noticable recently is the growing group of Caucasus people, adding more colours too. Georgians, Abchasians, Armenians, Ossethians, Azeri etc. etc. come to the biggest town in this region for work and a "better life". It makes Krasnodar - especially for Russian standards - a very multicultural society.

A stranger among Russians

For visitors the town and surroundings have many surprises that are presented in the most hospitable way by the Russian people. Reason can be that you will be one of the few foreign visitors to come here and intrested (and intreged) as the Russian are, you might become the middelpoint of their warm attention.

  • Last visit to Krasnodar: Oct 2002
  • Intro Updated Sep 15, 2005
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  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    Nice tips and photos on Krasnodar! In New Jersey where I live, I have met some people from this city in southern Russia. From your pages, I am pleased to know more about their hometown.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Hello, Paul! You make me want to travel there.... It's a huge and interesting city....

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2007 at 2:26 PM

    Great page Paul!

  • JuliaMac's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2007 at 10:46 AM

    Merry Christmas! I wish to you and your family happiness, health and good luck in all at this X-mas! I sent the letter and a card to you in December. I don't know you received a card or not, I used "1000 cards".

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2006 at 1:55 PM

    Excellent stuff (would have rated your pages but my computer won't let me at the moment, I've got a block somewhere)

  • Mathe's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2005 at 6:08 AM

    Very interesting and usefull, honest information, thanks pall !

  • Apus's Profile Photo
    Oct 2, 2003 at 2:02 PM

    Wonderful page about this city!! I only was there in extremely cold winter days --- brrrrr - but nice memories! Thank you for this pages!

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